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Another Discrepancy Appears in Bush's Resume

Hmmm...just how much of Bush's resume is padded? Knights-Ridder reports on a new potential exaggeration, totally unrelated to his National Guard service--his much touted public service work in Project P.U.L.L. If true, it shows Bush is far more the recipient of compassionate croneyism than the promoter of compassionate conservatism:

President Bush often has cited his work in 1973 with a now-defunct inner-city program for troubled teens as the source for his belief in "compassionate conservatism."

Bush says in his 1999 autobiography:

"I was working full time for an inner-city poverty program known as Project P.U.L.L.," Bush said in his 1999 autobiography, "A Charge to Keep." "My friend John White ... asked me to come help him run the program. ... I was intrigued by John's offer. ... Now I had a chance to help people."

Note the "help him run the program." Here's what others remember about Bush's service:

But White's administrative assistant and others associated with P.U.L.L., speaking on the record for the first time, say Bush was not helping to run the program and White had not asked Bush to come aboard. Instead, the associates said, White told them he agreed to take Bush on as a favor to Bush's father, who was honorary co-chairman of the program at the time, and Bush was unpaid. They say White told them Bush had gotten into some kind of trouble but White never gave them specifics.

"We didn't know what kind of trouble he'd been in, only that he'd done something that required him to put in the time," said Althia Turner, White's administrative assistant.

"John said he was doing a favor for George's father because an arrangement had to be made for the son to be there," said Willie Frazier, also a former player for the Houston Oilers and a P.U.L.L. summer volunteer in 1973.

David Neiwert at Orcinus has more. [link via Avedon Carol at Sideshow .]

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